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World Heritage Sites


Nara Park

Nara park was established in 1880.This park covers an approximate area of 660 hectares.
Nara's main attractions including Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha, Kofukuji and the Nara National Museum is within the park. 


In Naramachi, you often see a red fabric ornament hanging from the eaves. This is a charm representing a monkey messenger of “Koshin-san.” The monkey suffers calamities in your place, so it is called a “Scapegoat Monkey.” Hanging such monkeys from the eaves of private and mercantile houses now becomes a tradition of Naramachi.


Isuien Garden

Isui-en is a Japanese garden located in Nara. It has been preserved since its creation in the Meiji era, and is the only walking garden (kaiyushiki teien) in Nara. It is divided into two sections, which were originally two separate gardens, and each features a pagoda.

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